Hollin Hills House + Garden Tour
Hollin Hills House + Garden Tour will feature mid-century modern homes, interior design, sculpture gardens, ‘vintage cars and cafes’, yoga and more.
The largest mid-century modern home and garden tour on the East Coast is scheduled for Saturday, September 25, in the historic Hollin Hills district of Alexandria, Virginia. Tickets are now on sale.
This year’s tour will feature over 12-15 homes designed by famed architect Charles Goodman, FAIA, whose iconic designs feature glass walls, open floor plans, unique angles, and wide fireplaces. Visitors will also get an exclusive glimpse of an Alcoa Care-free home designed by Goodman, which is currently being meticulously restored. In addition to the architecture, visitors will also experience mid-century interior design, sculpture gardens, and the district’s unique, seamless landscape designed by renowned landscape architects Dan Kiley, Bernard Voigt and Eric Paepcke. Architects will be present throughout the tour to provide design information and internationally renowned artists will present their sculptural works.
For the first time, the Hollin Hills House + Garden Tour will also feature events celebrating the Mid-Century Modern period. In the morning, visitors can browse dozens of vintage and mid-century vintage automobiles at a “Cars and Coffee” event. An exclusive morning yoga session will also be offered to ticket holders.
Hollin Hills is a 326-acre neighborhood south of Old Town Alexandria that was built in the late 1940s to the early 1970s. While Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra, Eero Saarinen and others were designing Modern Case Study Homes for California In order to meet the growing housing demand after WWII, Charles Goodman was breaking the mold in Virginia by designing modern homes for Hollin Hills. The subdivision, made up of more than 450 houses, contrasts sharply with the colonial brick quarters that surround it. Capitalizing on the region’s landscape, Goodman has uniquely positioned each home for its individual perspective. Today, Hollin Hills is recognized for its architectural and design vision. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a historic district of Virginia Landmark
Full details of the Hollin Hills House + Garden Tour are available online. Tickets cost $ 50 each and include admission to all homes, gardens, and events. VIP tickets are also available for $ 80 each and allow visitors to access the tour in advance for one hour as well as a commemorative item. Tickets are limited and should sell out early.